Yukari Tate began her violin study at the age of 3, and studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki from the age of 12. In 1964, she was a member of the first Suzuki Ten Children's Concert Tour to the United States. On this tour, she performed Chausson Poeme to wonderful acclaim.
After giving several concerts in the United States as one of the members of the Suzuki Ten Children's Tour, she performed her highly praised debut recital using a Stradivarius in New York and Chicago.
At the age of 19, she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris as a Quai d´Orsay scholarship foreign student. She studied with René Benedetti and graduated top of her class with premier prix and premier nomme. She also studied chamber music with Jean Hubeau. She was part of a duo with the pianist Pascal Devoyon. She continued her studies with Michèle Auclair, Josef Gingold and Leonid Kogan during graduate school. Later, she performed in a trio with Devoyon and cellist Steven Isserlis and eventually in a “Sartori Sextet” with soloists of the France Philharmonic Orchestra.
She taught Suzuki® Method classes in Paris at the request of French President Jacques Chirac. She succeeded Professor Koji Toyoda in April 2010 to become Principal of the International Academy of the Suzuki Method in Matsumoto, Japan.